Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of humanities and social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes: History, Media and Change; Mobilities, Communities and In/securities; Heritage and Wellbeing; Language, Culture and Belonging.

Research Themes

History media and change

History, media and change

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Mobilities, communities and In/securities

Mobilities, communities and in/securities

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Language, culture and belonging

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Heritage and well-being

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Recent Highlights

We are so excited to announce the success of Centre member Professor Tanya Smith on being awarded an ARC Future Fellowship for her project titled ‘Illuminating behavioural and environmental influences on human development’.

Centre member Associate Professor Kerrie Foxwell-Norton has been awarded one of the prestigious 2020 Queensland Memory Awards. Kerrie has received a John Oxley Fellowship for her project "The Women of the Great Barrier Reef: The Untold Stories of Environmental Conservation in Queensland." Click here to read more

Laureate Leader Professor Paul Tacon has been working closely with Indigenous communities using new digital technology to reconstruct 3D images of important Indigenous rock art sites destroyed by bushfires that ripped through eastern Australia last year and early this year. Click here to read more

Upcoming events

AAWP Conference 2020

Rising Tides: AAWP Conference 2020

25th Australasian Association of Writing Programs Conference being held at Griffith University. 16 - 18 November 2020

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GCSCR/SAGE Seminar Series

Sport and violence prevention: making change through action, activism and research. 18 August 2020

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Interdisciplinary Discourse Analysis Group (iDag)

Join a discussion on 'governmentality' (Foucault) and its relation to therapeutic discourse. 20 August 2020

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GCSCR/ARCHE & PERAHU Seminar - Kirra Westaway

Our ancestor makes its last stand on the banks of the Solo River presented by Kirra Westaway. August 20, 2020

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GCSCR Roundtable Series

The Roundtable Series: Mediatisation Research: Digital Methods and Theories. 21 August 2020

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